Veteran businessman VM Patel passes away in US

Friday 29th January 2016 07:53 EST

VM Patel, a businessman who made it big in the UK in the financial and insurance sector in the 1970s, passed away on January 26, 2016, in the US. He was 76. 

He was not keeping well and was admitted to hospital a week ago following infection in kidney after a minor operation for piles. He was also a diabetic. His family was beside him till his last breath.

Born on December 20, 1939, in Karamsad (Gujarat), VM Patel spent his formative years in Kisumu (Kenya) from 1949 to 1959. Looking for greener pastures, he came to the UK after getting married. Life was tough in the beginning. He worked in a factory to make a living and then got into the insurance sector. He started selling Life Insurance in 1971.

Soon he started his own company called Unique Insurance & Finance (General, Life Insurance and Financing) carving a niche for himself in London and across the UK. 

In 1991 he moved to the US. In 2002 he started Universal Mortgage and Financial in Orlando (Florida).

VM Patel was very active socially and in community events. He was actively involved in BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir and was a follower of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. 

May God bless his soul and give strength to his family.


VM Patel (Residence) no.: 001-407 574 4675 

Jayesh (son): 407 467 2022

Email of Jayesh: [email protected]

Email of Niraj (second son): [email protected]

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